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as 2012-da14. nasa says it will pass within about 17,000 miles of earth around 1:25 this morning our time -- 11:25 this morning our time. a special viewing party is planned in oakland at the chabot space and science center. they will have telescopes to see it and scientists and astronauts to talk about it, as well. the party starts at 7 p.m. thousands of passengers are grateful to be on dry land. their cruise from hell is over. carnival cruise lines is working overtime to fix its public relations nightmare. ines ferre with the passengers who won't forget being stranded at sea with overflowing toilets and food shortages. reporter: passengers aboard cruise liner triumph celebrated as the ship was towed into port. for many, buses were waiting to carry them to louisiana and texas but even the thought of a
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7 hour bus ride couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of being back on land. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: passengers are family and friends waiting for them pier had more immediate plans. >> i'm in hungry and in need of a hot shower. that's all i want is a hot shower. >> reporter: the troubles started sunday when a fire broke out in the engine room. robin saw smoke and ran for her daughter. >> there's a fire on board. >> reporter: for five days passengers and crew lived in squalid conditions as the lack of running forced many to go to the bathroom in red plastic bags. >> we tried to stay goofy and have fun while we were aboard a porta-potty basically. >> reporter: carnival's ceo was here at the port to personally welcome back passengers and apologize. >> we pride ourselves in providing our guests with a great vacation experience. and clearly, we failed in this particular case. >> reporter: some were
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appreciative of the apology. >> it like it was sincere. >> reporter: but few seemed eager to take them up on a free cruise. >> we don't want to go sailing. >> reporter: the triumph will now head to a shipyard for assessment. ines ferre for cbs news, mobile, alabama. >> what an ordeal. passengers were supposed to get a full refund and discounts on future cruises. carnival announced wednesday they would each get an additional $500 in compensation. but like the one lady said, would they go on another cruise? >> are you kidding me?! on -- on -- that cruise liner? maybe not. i think i'd stay off the water for a while. >> how about a cruise in the bay area? >> this is the place to be. tell you what take one of those out on the bay today, how nice would that be? >> no fog. >> no fog to worry about. temperatures soaring into the 60s and low 70s. we have a variety of temperatures. chilly in the valleys. 36 degrees in santa rosa. 39 in napa. but look at pacifica. they are getting wind there. 57 degrees at this hour and yeah, it is going to be some
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kind of day ahead. high pressure building in overhead. we have the offshore winds that continue to keep your skies nice and clear. so it looks like these temperatures once again will soar toward the afternoon. nine degrees above average in livermore at 69. 70 in santa rosa, 73 in san jose and 69 degrees in san francisco. can this beautiful weather last for the weekend? i don't think so, elizabeth. we'll talk about that coming up. >> amazing. stunning yesterday. thanks, lawrence. and outside right now the roads are looking good. here's a live look across the golden gate bridge. you will find some roadwork this morning as you approach the waldo tunnel southbound 101 heads up there but across the deck coming into san francisco then everything looks okay. elsewhere 880/237, so far moving at the limit if your commute takes you through silicon valley. no delay from 880 towards
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zanker road. i mentioned that overnight roadwork. caltrans says again in cupertino near the 280/85 connector ramps could be shut down until 6:00 this morning. so find an alternate. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius of south africa appeared in court today on a murder charge. he was formally charged in court. earlier he was seen leaving jail with a jacket over his head. he is accused of killing his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, on thursday. it's expected the prosecution will file a serious charge of premeditated murder later. a manhunt continues in san leandro for a man who police say assaulted an officer and escaped. the suspect is identified as solomon espinoza of union city. he was last seen running along the bank of the san lorenzo creek in the area of lewelling boulevard. police initially attempted to make a routine traffic stop. ist pen is nose saespinoza ran,
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a struggle ensued and espinoza allegedly trying to grab the gun. a girlfriend distracted the officer and espinoza got away. a santa clara man accused of threatening the life of a state senator will be arraigned in superior court today. police bomb experts continue to search everett basham's home. they previously found guns and explosive materials inside the home but yesterday they found some completed explosive devices. >> unlike the substances they found earlier in the investigation, which were incomplete, they were in the process of being completed and finished, these actual items were complete and they were ready to use. >> a police bomb unit from neighboring san jose carefully removed those devices and drove them to a separate location to be detonated. they were transported in a trailer specifically designed to withstand an explosion. and the search at basham's home began on tuesday when he
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was arrested in connection with threats against state senator leland yee. >> when you start reading the email, it really outlines step by step as to how they were going to stalk you, how they were going to then put a gun on their sight and at you and then how they were going to pull the tricker and blow you away. >> -- pull the trigger and blow you away. >> he said the email expressed anger about a gun control bill he authored to ban gunmakers from selling weapons with magazines that can be replaced by using a button. the state senate committee is expected to hold a hearing on it soon. the mother of an 18-year- old shot to death at an east bay school is making a plea for the gunman to turn himself in. family and friends of trevion foster are heartbroken over his death. wednesday night, this happened. police say foster was playing
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dice at hillside elementary school in san leandro just before 9:00 at night when shots rang out. foster's mother believes he knew the killer. >> please, turn yourself in because my baby did not deserve that. he didn't deserve it at all. >> hillside elementary was closed yesterday as investigators scoured the school grounds for clues and so far they have no motive and no suspects. the school will be open back again today. today vouchers can be redeemed for cash from a recent gun buy-back in marin county. last month the county collected more than 800 guns and the money set aside ran out in 90 minutes. now the county has more funds to pay for $70,000 worth of vouchers that were issued and the vouchers can be redeemed today starting at 11 a.m. at the showcase theater at marin county civic center. and delays are expected to be longer than usual this weekend at the san francisco airport because of an ongoing construction project to bring the runways up to federal
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standards. one runway will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. monday morning and it will mainly affect arriving flights from cities within a two-hour radius. coming up, some new details about the ex-cop's revenge murders. what christopher dorner did to prepare for his crimes. >> plus, for sale and sold. why the sudden rush on million- dollar homes in lake tahoe. >> but first a whale gives birth at seaworld. after the break.
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an amazing sight at seaworld in san diego, a whale giving birth at shamu stadium yesterday. she went through an hour of labor before delivering the calf, which weighs about 350 pounds at 7 feet long. it swam to the surface to take its first breath. we don't know the gender. but whatever it is, it's
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healthy and swimming fine. >> that's good. five people are in the hospital after a police chase in downtown san francisco that ended with a crash and gunfire. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco this morning with an update. >> reporter: good morning. turned into a wild chase at fifth and mission, where it all ended last night. but take a look at the video we shot just a few hours ago. starting at 9:15, a car was stolen and an unmarked police car spotted the car at market and 8th, followed it to eddy street where marked cars joined in the chase. put down some spike strips. the driver of the stolen black town car drove up on the sidewalk to avoid the spike strips and that is when an officer started shooting at the car. at fifth and mission it hit a
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taxicab which then hit two other vehicles. four vehicles were involved in the accident and five people were hurt including the suspect. everything is going to be okay. everything is going to live but the investigation continues and in the meantime that police officer who did the shooting at the car back on eddie industries is on paid administrative leave. anne makovec, cbs 5. let's check the weather. it's fabulous! >> we have a lot of sunshine, above-normal temperatures and then we talk about rain as we get into next week. but for today, what a gorgeous day it's going to be. mostly clear skies out there, breezy in the hills, especially toward the coastline. that's where we're seeing mild temperatures to begin this morning in the upper 50s in spots. looks like this afternoon, upper 60s coastside. you will see that inside the bay and plenty of sunshine. a lot of 70s showing up in the valleys. so you get the idea working on
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an above-average day. lots of sunshine as this ridge of high pressure kind of peaking today and then i think into the weekend it will weekend. that means we'll see a little cooler air moving onshore but plenty of sunshine. these temperatures running well above the average into the afternoon. then we have major changes in the next five to seven days. around the state you'll see some 70s in the central valley. 71 fresno. 70 degrees in sacramento. 62 in yosemite and 52 degrees in lake tahoe. as you head around the bay today, you will see a lot of yellow on the screen. those are 70s in the san jose, 70 fremont, 65 pacifica, 70 hayward. east bay temperatures should be nice too. 60s and low 70s this afternoon. and inside the bay going to be spectacular with those down slope winds. 71 degrees in oakland. 69 in san francisco. and 70 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days temperatures cool off slightly tomorrow. i think more so on sunday but then as we get into next week the clouds begin to gather. looks like rain is more likely on tuesday. showers possible into wednesday and then maybe more showers on
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thursday. so enjoy, elizabeth, big changes on the horizon. >> i know. that should be interesting. this is the week. this is the sweet week and outside right now it's over night roadwork that's out there that slow you down. live traffic cameras on this friday morning drive. towards the bay bridge toll plaza, looks like this. notice no major delays right now. no metering lights and i'm not seeing any roadwork past the pay gates. there may be a little bit on the approach to the toll plaza. elsewhere, no delay west or eastbound 92, still 14 to 15 minutes between hayward and foster city. elsewhere, both directions of the dumbarton bridge have roadwork this morning. the westbound should be wrapping up shortly. eastbound 84 caltrans says at 6:00 this morning they will reopen lanes. golden gate bridge southbound 101 actually pushing the waldo turk. we have overnight roadwork until 6 a.m., usually when they wrap up a lot of that overnight roadwork. and some ramps are closed once again until 6:00 this morning.
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this is in cupertino, northbound 280 to southbound 85. they have been closing ramps overnight for a while. elsewhere silicon valley commute westbound 237 off to a great start and mass transit still on time. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. investigators have positively identified the remains of christopher dorner, the former los angeles police officer linked to four murders in southern california. the identification was made official yesterday with the help of dental records. law enforcement cornered him in a cabin on tuesday in san bernardino mountains and it later caught on fire. his ex-girlfriend said the killings were inexcusable. >> i don't think in any way justifiable. someone going out and killing anyone because they are stressed out at work. there are ways and outlets of releasing stress and chris unfortunately was one of those people he bottled up his emotions and wasn't very good at expressing himself. >> the exact cause of his death hasn't been determined yet.
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meanwhile, irvine police told the "orange county register" that dorner did research on an engaged couple prior to killing them. now, airbus is saying no to the type of batteries linked to problems with the boeing 787. >> the european airplane company is dropping those lithium ion batteries from its new dreamliner airplane. airbus is reverting to the nickel cadmium batteries and its new wide bodied jet to make its first flight later this year. the 787 is out of service because of the widespread battery problems. on capitol hill, a republican filibuster has stalled a senate vote on whether to confirm chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. the senate was two votes short of the 60 needed to move his nomination forward. republicans say they are seeking a delay to look more closely at hagel, a republican ex-senator. others say they want more information from the white house about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. same-sex marriage is a step closer to legalization in the state of illinois. they are senate approved it
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yesterday. the bill now will head to the statehouse where it could face a tougher battle. governor pat quinn has vowed to sign it if it ever reaches his desk. shocking but true, california's parks and rec department doesn't know how much it costs to operate each of its state parks. according to a new audit, park officials have no idea how much the state would have saved by closing 70 parks last year. its part of an investigation into $54 million found hidden last summer in two special funds. the money had been there for a decade. 4:49 now. toyota will pay millions all part of a settlement for its safety recalls. the japanese automaker will pay $29 million to 29 states in america sanaa he would. state attorneys general had sued the company. toyota recalled some 14 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 for acceleration without warning. toyota also promised to deal more quickly with their customer complaints. investors continue to have faith in their 401(k)
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retirement funds. fidelity investments says 401(k) balances reached record highs last year with an average balance of just over $77,000. the stock market gains accounted for about two-thirds of that increase. the rest came from workers increasing their 401(k) contributions. home prices are on the rise in the bay area. the median price single-family home is up to $435,000 in the bay area. and that's up more than 24% in the last year. alameda county had the biggest gains at 29.2% followed by santa clara county at 29.1. millionaires momentum going on in the tahoe area. they are buying houses up there. brokers with chase international say pending sales in incline village have tripled in the past 90 days compared to this same time last year. realtors haven't seen a house worth at least $20 million sales since 2008 and now three in that price range have sold in the last three months. and they say homes around $10
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million are selling even quicker. >> have a little bit of a lull period but it's just been nonstop so that's really exciting for us. >> seem to have seen the activity on the lakefronts increase. >> they say most buyers are from northern california. the sun is setting on a new art project that's been drawing crowds. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> pianist mauro fortissimo has been playing the worn-out grand piano on half moon bay bluff as it slowly falls victims to the elements. the concept to show that everything is in flux and we have to go with it. the city says he has no permit and has to move. after one last performance on a yacht today, fortissimo will take the piano to a field and burn it as the end of his art project. first i thought he was going to -- >> it was going to be a boat
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and burn it. >> guess it's safer in the field. >> that's a little extreme. time now 4:51. catching crooks via youtube. why oakland police say it works. >> plus, thieves using a terrifying tactic. the east bay business that lost merchandise and part of its storefront in an early-morning heist. >> and feathers flying in the streets. how this pillow fight was all in the name of love.
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it is going to be a beautiful weekend. by president's day things cool down clouds roll in and temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. >> word of a new problem near the antioch bridge. a car carrier lost a car and it's belonging a ramp from 4 to 60. we are working to clear it. back to you guys. robbers have found a new bay to break into victims' businesses in the east bay.
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they are stealing cars and smashing them into stores to rob them. it's called crash and grab. the latest incident was at a verizon store in pleasant hill. >> break into a store like that and do that with a car, just because they want free stuff, not fair to anybody else. >> there was a similar robbery last week in concord. a man drove a stolen truck into the window of a store at the clayston valley shopping center and -- clayton valley shopping center and ran away with stolen phones. a woman caught on camera selling packages is busted thanks to a video that went viral. 32-year-old danielle gonsalves was arrested in oakland. police say she is the woman seen here stealing a u.p.s. delivery and canned goods for the needy from a fremont home in november. it's the first time fremont police used youtube to find a suspect. and they got several tips after posting it. so, hey, it worked. >> big brother is watching all the time. >> good in this case. most people celebrate
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valentine's day with romantic gestures but not everybody. there we go. hundreds showing up in san francisco's justin herman plaza last night for a pillow fight. the flash mob-like event has become quite the tradition. now in its eighth year, pretty popular. public works say last year the clean-up cost about $5,000. but, uhm, makes a mess but looks like fun. >> you could relieve a lot of stress that way. >> let it rip. 4:56 right now. joyful homecoming. what passengers on that stranded cruise ship had to say after finally reaching land. >> plus, panic in russia as a meteor streaks through the sky. hundreds are injured but it wasn't from space debris. coming up. >> reporter: a wild police car chase through city streets ends in five people being injured. we'll tell you how it went down next.
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a huge fireball over russia hu meteor showe thousands every passengers on the cruise from hell are finally back on land. >> a huge fireball. hundreds injured by a meteor showers. scientists caught off guard. >> mild weather around the bay area. get ready for a warm day ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> so far things look good on 880 between oakland and san leandro. a look at your friday morning commute coming up. good morning, everyone. it's friday, february 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:00 now. and some developing news some wild news an amazing video this morning from russia. here it is! a meteor shooting across the skies shortly after sunrise. the video is already up and on youtube. amazing stuff right there. it happened in russia in the
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chelyabinsk region 900 miles east of moscow in the mostly rural ural notice. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on that and another big rock flying towards earth. wild night. >> reporter: that's right. this asteroid or this asteroid also comes on the same day and now researchers are trying to see if there is a link between the two of them. it's known as 2012-da14. researchers hope this asteroid can help them learn to avoid collisions with larger ones which could destroy the earth. nasa says this asteroid will move quickly and past us. as you said, 500 people are hurt in the meteor that exploded over russia. most of them were cut by glass broken by the shockwaves. >> an object the size of the house or car cannot be seen by telescopes and they creep up right behind you and catch you off guard. >> reporter: this meteor led
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some researchers to question if there is a link again between the asteroid headed to earth but we are just learning that scientists say it's merely a coincidence. the asteroid will fly by the closest fly-by for an object of its size within 17,000 miles from earth. to put that in perspective, that's closer than some tv satellites. if you are interested in getting a look at this asteroid, you can't really see it with the naked eye but the chabot space and science center will be holding a special viewing party tonight. live at the nasa ames research center, cate caugiran, kpix 5. a special viewing party is planned in oakland tonight at the chabot space and science center. they are going to have telescopes to see that asteroid and scientists and the astronomers on hand to talk about it. the viewing party starts at 7:00 tonight. >> that would be fun, right, to go and watch. >> as long as it doesn't get too close. >> can you imagine, though, being in the car and seeing this thing streak across the sky? >>

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